Design & Test

Spirent Launches Entry-Level Multi-GNSS Simulator

May 24, 2012By
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Spirent Communications today announced the launch of its new GSS6300M Multi-GNSS simulator designed for integration, verification, and production testing where a quick and accurate functional test is needed. The platform supports simulation of signals from individual or combined GPS/SBAS, GLONASS, and Galileo constellations, with eight satellites per constellation. read more

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MBOC Signal Furor

May 23, 2012By

A subsidiary of the UK Ministry of Defence has been granted a UK patent on the MBOC signal design, which was a product of lengthy and cooperative negotiations between U.S. and European scientists. The UK patent, taken in the names of two UK scientists participating in the project, is being used by a legal firm to demand royalty fees from... read more

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Trimble Introduces New DR+GPS Module for Vehicle and Asset Tracking Applications

May 15, 2012By

Trimble has introduced the Aardvark DR+GPS module that combines dead reckoning (DR) with GPS technology on a single, compact board. The Trimble Aardvark DR+GPS module provides positioning information when GPS signals are limited or not available, such as in urban canyons and tunnels. The Aardvark DR+GPS module is being marketed as a solution for system integrators or OEMs who are adding dead reckoning capabilities to vehicle navigation, fleet management and asset tracking systems. read more

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Indoor Positioning May Need Several Solutions, Says IMS Research

May 15, 2012By

A range of solutions are vying to replicate what GPS does outdoors in an indoor environment, from Wi-Fi to Bluetooth to "terrestrial" GPS, plus many others. Which one is likely to be successful? IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc.) said the answer will not simply be just "one." Locating a smartphone in an outdoors environment is straightforward, with more than 90 percent of smartphones providing GPS functionality. However, GPS becomes less useful in built-up areas and can be useless indoors, reports IMS Research. read more

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Racelogic Wins Two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

May 11, 2012By

Simulator company Racelogic, based in the United Kingdom, has been honored with two 2012 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. The awards were given April 21 to 209 companies to mark Queen Elizabeth's birthday. Racelogic was one of four companies to be honored with the awards for both Innovation and International Trade. read more

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Spectracom Releases Dual-Frequency Multi-GNSS Constellation Simulator

May 10, 2012By

Spectracom announced its new L1+L2 dual-frequency 32-channel multi-GNSS simulator, the GSG-62. The GSG-62 offers multiple frequency band operation, multiple GNSS constellation simulation, and expansion capability for more frequency bands and channels, the company said. The new simulator provides expanded capabilities for those who are testing more than GPS L1, according to the company. “We understand the challenges our customers have... read more

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The Evolution of Spirent GNSS Simulation

May 8, 2012By

Spirent’s simulation systems have changed significantly from their technology beginnings, which can be traced back to World War II radars. The company and its technology have evolved to keep pace with today’s growing population of GNSS constellations and to meet the challenges that receiver manufacturers and users encounter in an ever-complex integrated GNSS environment. read more

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Simulator Buyers Guide

May 1, 2012By

  In GPS World’s first-ever Simulator Buyers Guide, we feature simulator tools, devices, and software from eight prominent companies. Download the PDF. read more

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